Course outline 2011

 

Previous versions of the course outline are available:

Session

Date
(mm/dd)

Topic

0

1/18

Introduction to the Teaching Environment

1a

1/25

The Federal Statistical Infrastructure

1b

1/25

Technical Statistical Terminology and Tools: Censuses, Surveys, Administrative Records

LAB 1

Finding Sources, Documents, and Data

2a

2/1

Universes, Populations, Frames, and Sampling

2b

2/1

Administrative Records, Frame Maintenance, and Register-based Statistical Systems

LAB 2


Going From Public Use to Underlying Data

3

2/8

Introduction to the Census RDC Proposal Application Process

LAB 3


Starting the Proposal Development Process

4a

2/15

The Decennial Census of Population and Housing

4b

2/15

The Economic Censuses and the Business Register

LAB 4


Reviewing a RDC Preliminary Project Proposal

5a

2/22

Household Surveys: The American Community Survey

5b

2/22

Household Surveys: The Current Population Survey, The American Housing Survey

LAB 5

3/1

Finding Household Surveys and Variables of Interest

6a

3/1

Establishment Surveys

6b

3/1

Health Surveys

LAB 6


No lab this week

7a

3/8

Introduction to Integrated Data Systems

7b

3/8

Integrated Data Systems: The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Program

LAB 7


8a

3/15

Statistical Tools: Missing Data Methods

8b

3/15

Statistical Tools: More Missing Data Methods

LAB 8

Data Imputation Methods


3/22

(Cornell spring break – no class)

9a

3/29

Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Basic Geocoding

9b

3/29

GIS: Analysis Methods

LAB 9


No lab

10a

4/5

Statistical Tools: Record Linkage

10b

4/5

Statistical Tools: More Record Linkage

LAB 10


Record Linking

11a

4/12

Statistical Tools: Basic Integrated Data Models

11b

4/12

Statistical Tools: Graph-based Data Models

LAB 11


Modeling Integrated Data

12a

4/19

Methods of Confidentiality Protection

12b

4/19

Cryptographic and Statistical Advances in Confidentiality Protection

LAB 12


Protecting tabular and continuous data

13a

4/26

The Integrated Survey of Program Participation, Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service Data (Including Synthetic Versions)

13b

4/26

The Synthethic Longitudinal Business Database

LAB 13


(OPTIONAL) Using the synthetic SIPP and/or LBD

14a

5/3

Solutions to Labs

Final

5/20

Take Home Final or RDC Proposal (THIS IS THE DUE DATE)